Friday, July 23, 2010

Retro to Raw: Caraway Cole Slaw

It's no secret that I'm in love with Caraway
Yesterday, while doing some recipe research in the sunshine my eyes landed on the following recipe, and  after a gasp of excitement (I'm a big gasper) I instantly knew that I had to have a go at making my own version, 
Thanks to "Lets Eat Outdoors" for this Retro to Raw inspiration - one of my many vintage recipe Pamphlets (this one from the 60's), which was sponsored by some pretty interesting food brands: Karo Syrup, Spam, McCormick(McCormick-Schilling at that time), VanCamp's to name a few. *Shivers*
Rest assured that my interpretation of this dish is packed full of nutrition. In addition to a dangerously delicious creamy dressing you'll find fresh Kale & Goji Berries thrown into the mix!
Also --- a little note to those of you who might not be a big fan of Caraway (love you Marci!):
While this recipe calls for Caraway as the main flavor for the dressing (yummm), I wholeheartedly respect those of you who don't crave it like I do. Please don't hesitate to omit the Caraway for a different herb/flavor component i.e.: Tarragon, Parsley, Dill weed, etc. There's no rules here - only super tasty suggestions!
Caraway Cole Slaw
-Makes 2 to 3 main dish sized portions-
Step 1. Caraway Dressing:
1 c Zucchini - peeled and cubed
3/4 c Macadamia Nuts
3 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
1 to 2 Tbsp Caraway Seed - ground
1/2 tsp Black Pepper
1/4 tsp Sea Salt
1/2 to 1 cup Water --- add 1/2 c Water first, and more as needed for desired consistency/thickness
Puree all of the ingredients until very smooth. Store in air tight container in fridge
Step 2. Cole Slaw
1 bunch of Kale de-veined and Massaged until evenly broken down 
1/2 small head of Purple Cabbage
1 medium Carrot - julienned
5 to 6 fresh Green Onion shoots - sliced thin on the bias
1/2 c Raisins //or// Goji Berries -soaked in warm water for 10 minutes 
In a large mixing bowl combine the above "Slaw" ingredients, and toss with (optional but good):
1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
1 Tbsp Coconut Nectar //or// Liquid sweetener of choice
Add entire batch of Caraway Dressing to your Slaw and toss/mix evenly. 
Top your Cole Slaw with a pinch of Paprika and fresh Green Onion. 
Confession: I enjoyed this recipe so much that I snuck back to the fridge later on that evening and finished the rest of the slaw all to myself! Shameless!



  1. This is BRILLIANT! You are my new recipe czar.

  2. OMG - Sarah!! This looks amazing (sans caraway!! LOL) You're a genius! Love you!

  3. Ooh, this looks awesome and I just pulled out my bag of caraway to make some flax crackers. (recipe up at my blog)
    I'll have to give this a try!!

  4. Spam and Karo!?! What a crazy batch of sponsors. It always cracks me up to find old cookbooks that use processed foods as "ingredients." This slaw looks fantastic. Perfect for summer!

  5. Yum, I love caraway! And I also collect old cookbooks and pamphlets. Nice re-do on the coleslaw recipe, can hardly wait to try it.